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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:13 AM   1
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Weaning essentials for FTM


I am a FTM and Lily-Mae is coming into the weaning stage . What are some essentials that you found you couldn't live without ?



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:21 AM   2
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The Baby Led Weaning Cookbook.



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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:25 AM   3
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A blender, lots of small pots and spoons (I wouldn't waste money on the heat tester spoons, common sense tells you what's too hot!), freezer pots (if your going to prepare your own), plenty of bibs. It's a good idea to introduce a sippy cup too xx



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:27 AM   4
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Oh that's if your planning to make purees. I've never baby led weaned. Xc



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:30 AM   5
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The Ikea Antilop highchair and long sleeved bibs.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:31 AM   6
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I'm also a first-time mom, but this is what I've got so far:

- two bibs with arms
- a splat mat for the floor
- high chair
- 2 silicone placemats (the high chair pulls right up to the table, so no tray)
- 3 plates/1 bowl
- 2 sippy cups
- 3 spoons and 1 toddler fork

We are planning on starting baby-led weaning at 6 months, which will be New Years Day if we do it exactly on the day.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:39 AM   7
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First I would recommend you choose what method you want to do.

Traditional weaning is the puree/parent spoon feeding typical weaning that most people think of. If this is what you want to do, then I recommend Annabel Karmel's Guide to Starting Solids (and it has ALL the information you need including buy list and meal plans for 0-12 months). Once your baby is ready to add finger foods, her 100 finger foods book is great too.

Baby led weaning is not using purees and letting the baby spoon feed themselves. If you want to do that, then get Gil Rapley's Baby Led Weaning book.

I would recommend buying both (they are both cheap) and reading then making your decision. I *personally* loved Baby led weaning but different things work for different people.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:45 AM   8
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I may be a minority here but I don't think you need books and Annabel karmel used to put salt and crap in her food so I wouldn't trust her lol. (There was a program on tv ages ago about it) xc



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:48 AM   9
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i agree with the long sleeved bibs and antilop highchair suggestions.



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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 09:52 AM   10
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The Ikea Antilop highchair and long sleeved bibs.
Beat me to it! I second this. Ikea sell long-sleeved art bibs for when they're painting and we just use these, they dry in about 10 minutes out of the wash.



 
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